Perfect Picture Book Friday: FISHING WITH GRANDPA AND SKYE Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. And hurray, I am home! My trip to France was amazing. I’ve been sharing some photos on social media. I loved traveling with my son and daughter-in-law and granddaughter, but it is good to be home. Or at least, half-way home. I’m still in Illinois for another 10 days. And I also want to give everyone a heads-up about the writing challenge for children that’s coming up in a couple of weeks: #50PreciousWordsforKids…more about that at the end of this post. But meanwhile, I’m so excited to share this beautiful book which we celebrated in a cover reveal several months ago.

FISHING WITH GRANDPA AND SKYE

Written by Candace SpizzirrI

Illustrated by Beverly Love Warren

Published by Clear Fork/Spork (2022)

Ages: 4-8

Themes: Family, fishing

Synopsis from Amazon:
Days on the lake are a Skye and Grandpa thing. They load up their tackle box, hop aboard their skiff, and chug out to their favorite fishing spot. Today, the sun is shining, the fish are jumping, but will Skye hook a big one? FISHING WITH GRANDPA AND SKYE explores the rewards of patience and celebrates the love between generations.

Why I Love This Book:
1. I love intergenerational stories that are so relatable for children.
2. With all of the turmoil in our world, it’s important for young kids to be able to enjoy a sweet story of family togetherness and nature.
3. The illustrations are engaging and they portray the happy emotions of both grandfather and granddaughter.

RELATED ACTIVITIES:

Photo courtesy: https://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/fish-crafts-kids.html

Fun Fish Craft Activities: All you need are a few pieces of paper, paper plate, yarn, glue, scissors, and markers – and you can have an entire afternoon of fun with your little ones. Check out all of the craft projects at this great website: https://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/fish-crafts-kids.html

Another fun activity for kids: Participate in the #50PreciousWordsforKids International Writing Challenge which takes place May 2-6 during Children’s Book Week. Kids write a children’s story in 50 words or less. Parents and/or teachers email the story either pasted into the email or as a word document to me: viviankirkfield@gmail.com by 1 . 1:59pm on May 6. I will post all of the stories in a special Mother’s Day blog on Sunday, May 8th. And all children who wrote a story will receive a Certificate of Participation that parents and/or teachers can download, print out, and personalize with the child’s name. If your child loves to draw and wants to create an illustration, please include that in the email as a jpeg and I will add that to the post.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. For more great picture book reviews and activities, head over to Susanna Leonard HIll’s Perfect Picture Book Friday list.

And don’t forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win a copy of FISHING WITH GRANDPA AND SKYE.

27 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday: FISHING WITH GRANDPA AND SKYE Plus Giveaway

  1. I wrote a novel that begins with a grandpa and granddaughter fishing. Even though I never went fishing with my grandpa, something about the image warms my heart and I’d love to read this book!

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  2. This looks like a lovely book. Both generations benefit from time together. Congratulations, Candace, and thank you (and welcome home), Vivian!

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  3. Many of the stories I write contain a grandpa and grandchild. It’s important to keep those bonds tight because a child can learn so much. I know several families where the grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Thanks for a lovely book! Can’t wait to read it. Best wishes in 2022!

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  4. I have many, many fond memories of fishing with my dad–in the UP of Michigan and in Alaska where he taught me fly fishing. This book will bring happy memories to me.

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  5. Any kid who loves to go fishing with someone special will love this book! Congratulations, Candace, on publishing the book of your heart! Congratulations, Vivian, on another terrific interview!

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  6. Intergenerational stories are always so heartwarming. I remember fishing with my Dad. They are some of my fondest memories from my childhood. Congratulation, Candace on your debut!

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  7. This looks like such a lovely book! Both my grandfathers died when I was young, but I have awesome memories of fishing with my Grandmama! Congratulations Candace and thanks for sharing Vivian!

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